Partnership Manager – Warrington, Cheshire and Lancashire


Location: 3 locations – Warrington, Cheshire and Lancashire

Salary: £20,000 – £30,000 (Dependent on Experience and networking leads)

Type:  Permanent  – 37.5 hrs


JM Recruitment, Education and Training Ltd have opportunities for 3 separate job roles for Partnership Managers covering the areas of Warrington, Cheshire and Lancashire.


The Partnership Manager will be the primary point of contact to support the activities of the Work-based Learning in the recruitment, management and delivery of all our Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes.

The post holder will Identify, interview and place learners onto Work Based Apprenticeship programmes, work closely with other Partnership Managers, The Operations Director, National Careers Service, Colleges, Jobcentre Plus and Youth Service along with internal delivery managers for Apprenticeship and other Work Based Learning programmes.

The post holder will provide support for the learner to match vacancies and ensure a smooth transition at the start and during their Work Based Learning programme. You must be dependable, truthful, motivated and dedicated to ensure the smooth running of the organisational needs, including assisting in the recording, controlling and administration of data.


The Partnership Manager will:

  • Build effective relationships with external stakeholders to ensure we have a steady number of learners coming onto programmes
  • Manage all streams of social media to support uptake of learners
  • Carry out vacancy matching for any vacancies secured by the organisation for Apprentice vacancy opportunities across the region.
  • Produce an end of month report on any up-dates or concerns regarding the programmes.
  • Build & manage relationships with other related agencies.
  • Screen, interview and recruit learners for all our provision including confirming eligibility to access government funding under the SFA and ESF guidelines
  • Support in resourcing of candidates for job vacancies utilising the National Apprenticeship Service vacancy matching service, liaise with National Careers Service and Jobcentre Plus.
  • Provide information, advice and guidance on work-based learning progression routes and vocational opportunities to support employment.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local employers to source vacancies, upskill the work force through our various contract and work opportunities.
  • Work with employers and managers to provide and implement effective solutions to any issues raised by employers or potential employers to ensure a high-quality service.
  • Ensure all centre and funding documentation is maintained adequately and accurately in liaison with the Centre Administrators and Centre Manager.
  • Continuously improve our service by meeting regularly with caseload of employers for feedback.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities such as Independent Training, Self-assessment and Development Planning.
  • Ensure Equal Opportunities data is collected and collated.
  • Ensure all incidents are recorded and reported including those relating to: Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Confidentiality, Whistleblowing


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experienced and come with useful current links within the FE industry.
  • Current Enhanced DBS.
  • Driving license and use of own vehicle

When applying please indicate which area you are applying for : Warrington, Cheshire or Lancashire

Please note:

JM Recruitment, Education & Training receive a high number of applications for each role advertised and although we would like to we are not always able to deliver feedback to unsuccessful candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for your interest and keep an eye on our website for future opportunities.

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“Russell Taylor Holdings and the companies in our Group have partnered with JM RET for over 12 months now and the wonderful team there helped us tremendously from an early stage to get to grips with the digital account offering regular support to us. The team that look after us and our learners are all very friendly, knowledgeable in their fields, approachable and are always willing to go the extra mile. We are delighted to partner with them.”
Russell Taylor Holdings


“We were pleasantly surprised by the uptake and retention of our parents/carers with regard to the English & Maths course. It is clear that this course appeals to our families and is something that they have been looking for. I believe that this has been so successful because of the professionalism of the tutors, their sensitivity to the needs of our families and making the sessions accessible to all. The feedback from the parents has been fantastic and I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Many thanks to JM RET for providing this service to our school. It has been a real asset in developing our parental partnerships.”
Headteacher, Heygreen Primary, Liverpool


" Jake and his team have been able to support the professional development of our Teaching Assistants at Knowsley Central School through enabling them to access further NVQ training. Jake met with staff to talk through the training and qualifications available and now seven staff have signed up. JM RET have taken all the work out of sourcing and funding appropriate courses. Our staff are really looking forward to developing their skills and knowledge through this excellent opportunity."
Headteacher, Knowsley Central School
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